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Oct 10, 2012 8:00am PDT
environment. and great to see you general manager kelly in that seat there. excited. so the one remark on clean power is let p.u.c. know we passed a resolution at our commission, i have copies to pass out. one of the things we were excited about -- i didn't see in it the staff report online but did see it here. can i just -- thanks. but i did hear somewhat of a reference in the presentation is for your reference we are excited over at the department of the environment at the commission on the environment, especially because we have a founding member at the puc, but we added specifically on the floor, so to speak, this final further resolved about the sf commission on the environment urging our department on environment staff to partner with the san francisco public utility commission to create comprehensive education and outreach in effort to ensure broad understanding of and broad participation in the program. we are really excited about doing that. we are still working on the state of our joint meeting. we had to move it. one of our most seasoned veterans on the commission, joanna wilde
SFGTV
Oct 9, 2012 2:30am PDT
electric vehicles to improve san francisco's environment and the global environment as a whole so please welcome mayor ed lee. >> michael, matt, congratulations to scoot, yes. scoot and san francisco, well, let me first of all put this in some little perspective that i know, i know that we just announced last week, eb week in san francisco to the delight of so many people who want to just have modes of transportation, multiple modes of transportation in a city that are also environmentally friendly and to contribute that reducing our fossil fuels, we are in san francisco world citizens after all and i know it's exciting for ed risken, our mta manager, he and i were excited to talk about different modes of transportation as we create all these exciting events to come to san francisco. i know it's exciting for board president david chiu, we tried to put pods for car sharing in neighborhoods on public streets and began in russian hill on his district, he's a vibrant, vibrant avid supporter of car sharing as i have been, i know ed riskens, well at the hub, knowing that that's an incubator fo
SFGTV
Oct 3, 2012 10:30am PDT
environment, it's the economy and these are the reasons why we hold our relationship with paris and with all the other great cities of the world in a sister city relationship so dearly, we learn from each other, we send delegations to each other, we welcome each other to the city but in each and every instance, we are always thinking about ideas about how we can help each other and help regions improve, so i am excited to have met with the mayor just a few minutes ago to reaffirm our relationship and we'll sign that in a few moments to document that and to promise each other that we will continue this very great relationship and we could not have done it without the involvement of our private citizens, tom horn has led a fantastic group of volunteers on our sister city committee for paris and san francisco, and he's doing a marvelous job and this again reflects how our citizenry helps our city become a better city with these sister city relationships and again i want to thank you and the audience too who are volunteers in our -- i really, really thank you from the bottom of my heart
SFGTV
Oct 6, 2012 3:30pm PDT
experience in the fisherman's warf and enhance the business environment and balance for transportation access. i would like to touch on the background and talk about the major issues and summarize the requested actions for you today. jefferson street project is an effort led by the city planning department who worked with the community benefit district and the larger community where many issues were addressed and shaped the final project. the project manager from city planning is here and available today. the city's department of public works is the project's sponsor to implement the construction, and john thomas of dpw is also here today. the city is supplying $5 millen to fund the work. in 2008 to 2010. the city planning department completed the fisherman's warf plan which includes the proposed jefferson street plan, jefferson street is the main commercial spine of fisherman's warf. the east end is near pier by powell street. jurisdiction includes all sidewalks and up to the building faces on the south side. the jefferson street plan is bold, for the two blocks before you it takes a
SFGTV
Oct 4, 2012 11:30am PDT
seven straight about 10 years ago. -- 7th street about 10 years ago. the environment is huge. it is stronger than willpower. surrounding yourself with artists, being in a culture where artists are driving, and where a huge amount of them is a healthy environment. >> you are making it safer. push, push. that is better. when i start thinking, i see it actually -- sometimes, i do not see it, but when i do, it is usually from the inside out. it is like watching something being spawned. you go in, and you begin to work, excavate, play with the dancers, and then things began to emerge. you may have a plan that this is what i want to create. here are the ideas i want to play with, but then, you go into the room, and there maybe some fertile ideas that are becoming manifest that are more interesting than the idea you had initially set out to plan. so there has to be this openness for spontaneity. also, a sense that regardless of the deadline, that you have tons of time so the you can keep your creativity alive and not cut it off and just go into old habits. it is a lot like listening. reall
SFGTV
Oct 6, 2012 10:30pm PDT
in our urban communities and bringing out the children to enjoy the environment. this is our future generations so we have to have the best ideas. how to keep our environment and our strong. i want to tell you that there are a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for keeping our city grain trade we have at least three different projects that we have been focused on for a number of years. i have had the privilege with working with mohammed and our city engineers to accomplish this. most importantly with our community leaders and volunteers throughout every part of our neighborhoods. i hope that you do you is your time and take advantage of our wonderful weather to go out and do as many doors as possible of all the -- tours as possible of all the community gardens. we have a committee challenge program, one that i am proud to have headed up when we were at public works but also the city administrator. this program today funds almost $900,000 this year in programs that are all committee pushed. it is attacks checkoff for corporations and individuals. the fund this through the tax system to
SFGTV
Oct 3, 2012 12:30pm PDT
environment to retroactively accept and expend grant in amount of 156,000 from california public utilities commission through pacific gas & electric to reduce and demand reduction of energy in san francisco during 2012. >> thank you. we have guilmo rodriguez from department of environment. >> thank you. guilmo rodriguez from the department. the department requests the committee's recommendation for approval of a & e item in amount of $156,000 to support the city's energy watch program. since 2010 when the city initiated the energy watch program the departments provided about 5.2 million in incentives for over 1,600 businesses and multifamily buildings in san francisco, resulting in a savings of about $6.8 million annually for energy needs. this $156,000 is an augmentation to our current program. the contract is through the end of this calendar year. it is to support our continued specifically our out days reach program in order to get more subscribers into our overall program. again, it is our outreach services. i will take the opportunity to share with the committee that the department pl
SFGTV
Oct 8, 2012 9:00pm PDT
the amount of units overall which would create a less impact on the environment. not only on the parking but it would be more family-friendly, which obviously would very much support. in reference to the parking support the .5 spaces per unit, appropriate for the area. in reference to the project sponsors, having the tradition of going to all of the committee groups in the area, counteracts the opposition or position, we think this is unfortunate. is defined in our -- context survey adopted as of march 17, 2010, in the mission dolores district, we have a baby boom going on, reduce the density and create larger family-friendly units. >> thank you. >> any additional public comment? seeing none, the public comment portion is close. commissioner moore. >> i would like to say for the record that the planning commission does not have any in flames who moves into a two-bedroom unit. we can ask the developer why the units are smaller but we cannot basically prescribed the size of the units. is that a correct statement mr. --? >> acting zoning demonstrator. it is a correct statement in as
SFGTV
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am PDT
making it erasing truck. for our goal is to make it safer and better environment for all. third, we are not targeting the center the problem. which is the speeding traffic. because most accidents happen from the reckless drivers that try to beat the traffic lights and where the most accidents happen. fourth, if our goal is really the safety of the pedestrians, we should stress and enforce the drivers who drive on masonic so dangerously to change their direction of alternative streets. by having more force on traffic lights will do the job or have a longer waiting time on masonic traffic lights will help too. that's my suggestion, my idea. finally i am for change. but this is a bad plan, and we need to have a better plan that suits all. and i am for the coalition, bicycles. and i am for the addition of bike lane. but we need to make it safer environment for all. >> edward depalma. >> good afternoon, i am a resident of haight ashbury district. i ride a bicycle everyday and on masonic corridor on a regular basis. and it's incredibly unsafe and i feel threatened and i am sad to say, i d
SFGTV
Oct 4, 2012 7:30am PDT
then i would also like to ask for permission to introdchin of the francisco environment to be repaid through the special tax assessment against the specific parcel over a 20-year term. the port must opt into the special tax district, however the special taxes are secured by the tenant's leasehold interest. >> port in return would pay its prorated share of the special taxes which is approximately 35 percent, and that was derived by the amount of space that the port occupies as compared to the project over all. which are estimated to be approximately $100,000 annually. >> the sublease agreement, between the port and prologis provides for the reimbursement of the taxes leveed against the tenants especially to reduce the operating expenses. >> the project sponsor through the controls and the project sponsor is over here aaron blinkly and cordova is the director and johnson is represent as well. they have prepared extensive models on the energy safe ands their estimates through the sustain able improvements will be approximately $100,000 annually. so that equates to the cost of the specia
SFGTV
Oct 9, 2012 1:30am PDT
learning environment and giving up on them and bringing that down to 4% is really huge and i attribute that to board leadership and restorative practices, leadership at the school sites and to principals and claudia anderson and her team. finally on the test score what is is really clear to me is the achievement gap just persists so in our district the average in english is about 61% of proficient or above which is okay. that's two out of three kids that are proficient or above but we have some groups performing at 85% and some at 35% and one in three proficient or above is just not acceptable. nobody can really say that proclaims success and only one in three this a sub group are proficient and above and math 68% and pretty good overall. we have some students performing at 89% and others at 40%, just two out of five. to close this gap with single dkg itd growth would take 20 years we don't have 20 years so what is really clear from the data is the investment in the superintendent zone, with the school improvement grant, the infusion of money is relating in double digit growth which is
SFGTV
Oct 10, 2012 7:30am PDT
environment as we embark on this education and notification program. you will see on the consent agenda, 8c has us procuring additional resources through a contract so we will have an extensive outreach program. i wanted to also take a moment to remind the commission of the steps that we had been asked to -- conditions rather, we had been asked to meet prior to launching the program. these are simply the conditions that you had articulated us to meet in the resolution you approved in advance of going to the board of supervisors for approval. so this is a quick summary of those conditions. i can say that -- i can give you a quick status on each of those. so clean power s.f. rates have to be approved by pickup -- puc and board of supervisors. we are targeting january at board of supervisors for that activity. we need a final determination of the c.c.a. bond amount from the california public utilities commission. it is unclear on the timing on that. we already are meeting the requirements they have laid out, which was $100,000 bond. so we have met that requirement. whether they are going to ha
SFGTV
Oct 5, 2012 2:30pm PDT
neighborhood and were able to go to the restaurant, we know it's going be a safe environment, just like 14th street and have a great place to take family, to take friends and they really created a safe environment in a city where you never know what you're going to get. i've really enjoyed the fact that we've become good friends and in a lot of ways business partners, we've taken them as examples as to how a business can be respectful if r the community, to their family and friends and likewise, we look forward to becoming and being family and friends with them for many years and hope that you do approve this location there at the degaussing station. thank you. >> is there any other public comment? >> good afternoon, commissioners, here we are putting in commercial restaurant in the tide land, how about that. without even consent from the community, this recreation and park department is to violate the process of noticing anything, whether it's their meetings, whether it's a project, whether it's whatever it is, okay, you guys are the worst most illegitimate most corrupt commissioners e
SFGTV
Oct 3, 2012 4:30pm PDT
. you asked that question. i wanted to clarify. that's something i think was an ideal environment for these concepts. it is limited to that geographic area. and i believe firmly that it would be very successful because it would be done with a lot of thoughtful application of these concepts. it won't be with a sledge hammer. >> right. >> on the issue of congestion pricing, there is a larger policy. what i will tell you is this. the environment that we had when we did the mobility and pricing study was such that in addition to hitting a major recession, which is not a great time to be having a conversation about charging anybody more for anything -- >> right. >> we also i believe did not have the region prepared for this. and that is a situation that we often have. we in san francisco tend to lead the charge on ideas that then take some time to mature in the region. the region is also coming along. the region has already, since we did our study, implemented some form of pricing on the bay bridge, for example. where there is a larger charge. i think we are moving in that direction. t
SFGTV
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, pine, and eucalyptus. chill out and this environment and you might see butterflies and dandelions. blue jays fly between the eucalyptus. it is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. six, 24, or 71 bus. we have conquered the steps, we walked the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view the park has to offer. this is the place to take someone special and enjoyed a beautiful look out. " come to corona heights, located in the heart of this district. it offers a spectacular view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the east bay. the park is one of the best kept secrets. unlike twin peaks, it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. hop on a 37 bus to get there with that any parking worries. locals can bring their dogs to run with other dogs. there is also grass for small dogs. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place for the city to provide these kind of parks. the dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice the wildflowers on the grassland. and keep your head on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. take your camera and
SFGTV
Oct 9, 2012 12:00am PDT
inclusive learning environment for students with special needs we recognize the deep and rich partnership for students with special needs shared with key agencies such as families with children with disabilities and host the advisory committee for special education ten times per year. therefore be resolved that the board of education of the san francisco unified school district recognizes support for children with disabilities to be celebrated this friday, september 28, for the agency's tremendous contributions to supporting san francio public school students and their families through the many activities throughout the year. [applause] >> thank you commissioner. i don't see any public speakers for this. is there a public speaker that didn't sign up? you may come up anyways because you're going to be receiving it, but are there comments from the board first? and then we will bring you up. >> i just want to say that the school district relies on many different organizations but really this agency in particular touches so many of our families that i am pleased to recognize the 3
SFGTV
Oct 4, 2012 3:00pm PDT
the park under pines and eucalyptus. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it, fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions. is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona heights located in the heart of this district. it offers a view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the east bay. it is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there without any parking worries. for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and keep your head out on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. be sure to take your camera and be prepared to take a view of th
SFGTV
Oct 6, 2012 10:00am PDT
continues its 30-year legacy of integrating art into the airport environment with the addition of five new commissions that are as bold and dynamic as the new building. >> this project was completed in record time, and we were able to integrate the artist's early enough in the process that they could work with the architect said that the work that is completed is the work that really helps complement and instill the space as opposed to being tucked away in a corner. >> be experience begins with the glass facades that was designed with over 120 laminated glass panels. it captures the experience of being under or over clouds when flying in a plane. depending on the distance or point of view, it can appear clear for more abstract and atmospheric. the subtle colors change gradually depending on the light and the time of day. >> i wanted to create an art work that looks over time as well as working on in the first glance. the first time you come here, you may not see a. but you may be able to see one side over the other. it features a couple of suspended sculptures. each was created out of a se
SFGTV
Oct 7, 2012 1:00pm PDT
education and the environment is very important. as a world class city i would hope that we also make it a priority of this in developing world class citizens. the past three years bernal heights neighborhood center has [speaker not understood] addressing the issues that we encounter during [speaker not understood]. sfpd's implementation of the [speaker not understood] program. sfpd is a former model of community policing has been creating more problems than they were helping. so, we decided to collaborate with our fellow organizers at ymac united players, boys and girls club as well as the officers and captain at ingleside police station to encourage dialogue between all parties. also, members of the board of supervisors, david campos and avalos have participated. this has allowed us to hash out issues and develop solutions and build relationships we would not otherwise be able to do without the [speaker not understood]. our last summit was called justice because we are all in agreement the issues are coming from us. i want to introduce two of my organizers that helped in putting these su
SFGTV
Oct 9, 2012 3:30am PDT
property today in this very competitive environment is to provide that certainty. so we are buyers of property. one thing we have to prove to sellers is that when we look at you in the eyes and shake your hands and say we are going to deliver that, we have to deliver it. if i ever fumble on that, word will get out that prologis does not close on deals. so they can't make that happen. so we had to convince this guy we were going to sell. that certainty that we are able to provide is how we are able to get this thing purchased. >> listen, i will turn it over to my colleagues. i want to thank you for being here. i think that you should be very happy. i think your board should be very happy. i think you have done a really good job for your company. i think it is definitely a good deal for you guys. i will be honest, i understand the challenge. i understand the very difficult situation. i am not comfortable with this deal. i think that as a city agency that we still have to figure out, you know, how do we maximize the use of the very limited resources we have through our riders. i'm not co
SFGTV
Oct 9, 2012 5:30am PDT
asking for enforcement in this area. given our leadership in the area of environment, i thought it would be appropriate for us to join those cities as well. the rest of my items i will submit. >> thank you, mr. president. supervisor wiener. >> thank you, madam clerk. first i want to associate myself with supervisor campos' remarks relating to the new archbishop. i think it's important that we acknowledge some of the problematic things that have happened in terms of hurtful stances and positions towards the lgbt community while also looking forward, and i do hope that as a community we'll be able to work with the archbishop and with the church to improve our city and make it a great place for the lgbt community as well as other communities. in addition, colleagues, today i am introducing legislation that for a long time i did not -- i was hoping that i would never have to introduce, but unfortunately we've reached a point where it is necessary, and that is specifically an amendment to our police code to prohibit public nudity in our public spaces in san francisco. currently san francisco
SFGTV
Oct 5, 2012 6:30pm PDT
chair. representative john mika and the senate environment and the committee chair barbara boxer. michael was focused on delivery reforms and boxer, innovative financing and those are the key points that you will see in the bill itself. president obama signed it into law in july. and back in june, i don't think that anybody was expecting that we would actually see this bill come to fruition. but within a couple of weeks following the bill was on the president's desk for signature. the primary issue to point out with map 21, is that it is a two-year bill and it does not fundamentally change federal transportation policy. you can see from the picture on the slide in
SFGTV
Oct 5, 2012 1:30pm PDT
the city, doing things here, they're fun to do, they're safe in a great new environment, come check it out, there's disco. >> over 700 people attended, the london zoo copied us and this is featured at the wall street journal, we're debating whether to try it again but it was a success that niekt so i thank you in that freedom for trying spg new. that finishes my report. >> is there any public comment on this item? >> hi there, my name's ar ya*l kelly, i did see the story in the wall street journal on the cover about what they did at the london zoo and i had a few friends in london would were able to attend the avent in london, it was revolutionized, the way young people visit zoos, but in san francisco, there is a multibillion night life industry in the city and a lot of people who really like to get out in the evening and participate in activities like this. i would just like to strongly urge that the zoo do another event like this one and partner with the entertainment commission and some of the other night life industry people in the city to help get the word out. i wasn't aware
SFGTV
Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm PDT
throughout the city, san francisco has created an environment that embraces and celebrates innovation. innovation is not a significant driver of economic growth, but it enables us to tackle some of the most long-standing problems and historic challenges that we face. that's why i continue to support and promote innovation in both the civic and private sectors to create a better san francisco. and with all of these technology companies that are moving into the city, we need to make sure that our work force is trained and ready to fill these positions. to do this we have launched tech sf with an $8 million dollar grant from the department of labor that will provided case, training and job placement assistance in the tech sector. whether it's for young people coming out of high school or college or people retooling in the middle of their careers or are returning our veterans who want a chance to work in our technology industry, we're working hard to ensure san francisco residents have the skills, the training and the opportunities to work in these jobs. this is a critical step
SFGTV
Oct 2, 2012 2:30am PDT
upstairs, there definitely was an environment change, but they came on a little bit late. they stage and occupy protestses in front of my restaurant before we opened our first night of service. i had 150 people protesting at taco-liscious wanting to evict them. i am a tenant as well and i went through a legal process and took a long time. and i have done things by the book. and i'm happy to remain compliant and keep working with neighbors, but slanderous behavior is not okay and i don't really appreciate being called a night club owner. it's not what we do. thanks for your time. >>> as joe mentioned -- >> and your name for the record? >>> my name is [speaker not understood]. the executive chef and partner at taco-liscious. it's funny that i find myself here at this stage now, kind of it feels like a public forum for attacking the character of ourselves and the restaurant when just in april of last year we sat here in front of you and got a unanimous approval, 7 votes. and at the time it was uncontested and there was no protest, nobody speaking against the project. and it's not for the la
SFGTV
Oct 5, 2012 2:00pm PDT
seafood industry being on the waterfront, they're concerned about the environment, they live in san francisco, they understand our neighborhood, part of the reason why we support it is we support this family and we want them to succeed. >> thank you. >> brett anderson. >> good morning, president, mr. ginsburg and commissioners, my name's brad anderson and i'm a 17 year resident here in san francisco, i live on scott street about a block from marina boulevard and i would like to say, i don't think there's anyone here in 24 room, the current marina degaussing station is a bliet on the community, i had the pleasure of visiting with rec and park on this issue talking about the good, the bad and the ugly. i belong to four separate organizations within the city, all of them volunteer, one of them is the nert, neighborhood emergency response team, i've contacted everyone talking about various issues, one of them was talking about the degaussing station, there was one of my neighbors that wasn't in favor of that. my concern is i believe the rent is high and i believe the initial cost to bri
SFGTV
Oct 7, 2012 11:30am PDT
to be successful with students, making sure the learning environments were equipped with the material and coaching for our teachers. also, it bears mention that there are a lot of places around our district where there are some very valued partnerships. this is not an exhaustive list, but just an example of ways that we're also engaging the community who works with families, who we need to be in alignment and partnership with. i'll just rattle off a few. naacp back on track, african-american honor roll, wonderful event, public a cheervs, mayor's public housing, p support, et cetera. these are all examples and i was really glad to hear in the earlier presentation because i agree, it's going to take that kind of collaboration and coordination around a shared set of goals and outcomes and it's going to take a multi-prong strategy if we're going to really accelerate and make an impact on this achievement gap. just a few examples of actual schools that are showing results so we know it's possible. i'm not going to read off this whole list. we recently had some of our principals list some o
SFGTV
Oct 7, 2012 1:30pm PDT
they're going to be in an environment where they're with students for the entire shift, they should get the most training that we can provide them. >> thank you. >> commissioner maufus. >> thank you, chair campos. just a quick comment to commissioner fewer's comment is that, yes, it is a new day, but there are also old practices that happen. and as with turn over and rotation, you know, if we don't have some sort of memorializing document even denoting the very simplest of understandings about school, school property, who is in charge when something does occur, or who will be the lead, i just think that is really the beginning of why we need an m-o-u just to memorialize those very simple and basic understandings as generations of officers, principals, school site staff, you know, come and go through our city and our schools. and that's the only comment i wanted to make. hopefully we can continue this. >> thank you. thank you very much. and, colleagues, i apologize to the members of the public, we are about to lose a quorum. but let me just simply say that the question of whether or not
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